This is hardly a ground breaking dish. But it is quick, tasty, healthy and, most importantly, has the novelty of being served in a cup! Kids like this. Mine really enjoyed the ‘oodles of noodles’ and even ‘drank’ the last bits out. It has a good splash of soy sauce to give it flavour and a bit of saltiness, which also tends to appeal to kids. The possibilities to vary what you put with the noodles are plenty – instead of peas and sweetcorn you could try pepper, spring onions, carrots, broccoli or cauliflower. Instead of marinated tofu (from a pack – delicious) you could use prawns, flaked smoked mackerel, pre-cooked sausages or chicken.
Be prepared for a bit of mess due to all those long, wriggly noodles. In my opinion this is half the fun but you could always cut them up if you want!
7 minute noodles in a cup (serves approx 4 people depending on appetites)
160g medium egg noodles
Small tin sweetcorn
250g Cauldron marinated tofu pieces (or cooked prawns, flaked smoked mackerel, chopped cooked sausages or chicken)
Big dash soy sauce
Boil the noodles and peas together in a pan for 5 minutes, making sure you separate the noodles with a fork while they cook so they don’t stick. Drain and add the sweetcorn and marinated tofu. Mix up and add a good glug of soy sauce, to taste (be careful not to overdo it!) Carefully load in to cups and serve.